GENE ROBERTSON: Downtown mess should not be par for the course

The downtown core has to contain an adequate infrastructure. The infrastructure must support all of the activities occurring within it.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Online sales tax would level playing field for all businesses

The current sales tax code is unquestionably confusing for consumers and companies.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Discover nature and feed your spirit

Studies now show that spending time in nature — with or without exercise — provides cognitive and psychological benefits.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Aliens and Flight 370 — dumbest. poll. ever.

CNN poll indicates that 46 percent of Americans think that officials are looking for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane in the wrong place.


DEAR READER: Be a big man on campus when it comes to sex

What you need to drill into your brain and the brains of every other man on campus is that it's not OK to get drunk and stupid and then have sex with a woman who is drunk and stupid.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nation's founding rested on a Christian mindset

We place our liberties at risk if we forget the religiously-informed wisdom of the Founders. Regrettably, that forgetfulness seems to be all too common today.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Single terminal option seems promising for K.C. airport

The Kansas City region deserves a more modern airport that will deliver convenient experiences for millions of travelers and visitors every year.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: MU wastes thousands on coaching search

GEORGE KENNEDY: Cost of fixing downtown overload will fall on nearly everyone

New sewers headline a list of to-do's for the city if it is to continue its bright plans for downtown development.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Travel drives economic engine and pays off in personal ways, too

Not only can traveling help relax and soothe the mind, but it can also help heal the battered economy.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We need to dump touch-screen voting machines

The Paper Ballot Bill, which seeks to eliminate the pitfalls of using unauditable, electronic touch-screen voting machines in Missouri, needs only two more final votes to become law. 


DAVID ROSMAN: Prayer decision divides Supreme Court, and many others

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow prayers at public meetings goes against the spirit of the First Amendment.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Tax cut veto override is knockout blow to Missouri's future

The legislature's overruling of Gov. Jay Nixon's tax cut veto could have a crippling impact on Missouri for years to come.

ROSE NOLEN: Americans are losing hope in the dream

For America to return to the status it once held in the eyes of its citizens, job opportunities need to be generated.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Learn from the lessons of the Joplin tornado

As the three-year anniversary of the Joplin tornado approaches, Missouri communities seek to heed recommendations and take precautions to minimize the damage caused by tornadoes.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: All children deserve health care consideration

Health care is important for all children, regardless of the situation they were born into.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Quarrel with a neighbor? Try a conversation

Sometimes, we all need to cut our neighbors some slack. Those Christmas decorations may look stupid on their front door in July, but they aren’t hurting me. I’ll deal with it.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Override Nixon's veto of the income tax cut

The Jefferson City News Tribune editorial board believes the measure provides sufficient safeguards for government operations and programs.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Government holds two positions on press freedom

The U.S. government was speaking out of one side of its mouth in the State Department; meanwhile, the Justice Department had filed court documents urging the Supreme Court to refuse to hear journalsit James Risen's petition on his reporter's privilege case.

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time to renew commitment to 'E Pluribus Unum'

The Supreme Court has steadily eroded the principles that the Brown v. Board was decided on. We should renew our commitment to those principles during the decision's 60th anniversary this year.